Stravinsky’s music has been a passion of Michael Tilson Thomas’s since he met the composer while studying at USC. Fitting that the music of Stravinsky plays a prominent part in the season. Audience favorite Gil Shaham interprets the exuberant, lilting, and vibrantly expressive concerto, while the SFS dives into The Rite of Spring. Michael Tilson Thomas conductor Gil Shaham violin San Francisco Symphony Stravinsky Agon Stravinsky Violin Concerto Stravinsky The Rite of Spring